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FREE Engagement
Photo Shoot
with BONUS
10x8" print!

An engagement shoot is a fantastic opportunity to capture this unique
stage of your journey together, see how a professional can take your
photos from 'nice' to 'stunning' & to try different things out before your big day.

 

With each 45 minute shoot you can chose from 6 locations, at a time
that's convenient to you. You'll be able to view your images from the
comfort of your own home & receive a 10x8" mounted print for

FREE!

 

Spaces are limited, so register your interest TODAY!

Book now
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Choose from 6 Stunning Locations

Make sure the background to your story is as special as the story itself. 

That's why I've selected 6 fantastic locations to allow you the pick the perfect option for you. Choose from:

Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth

Hilsea Lido, Portsmouth

Foster Gardens, Gosport

Bishop Gardens, Chichester

Petersfield Pond

Swanick Lakes

Register for your FREE Engagement Shoot

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How's it work?

1. Check out the information & if you think you fancy trying one of our engagement shoots, then complete the brief form at the top of this page. 

2. Keep an eye on your emails & I'll be in touch to arrange your shoot.

3. When you arrive at your shoot, we'll have a chat about the pictures you'd like & the various locations within your setting.

4. We'll then spend around 30 mins taking a range of pictures based on what we've previously discussed. 

5. The final few minutes we'll have a quick chat so you know where to see your pictures & how to order your print. 

6. I'll select a collection of the images we've taken, edit them up & create an online gallery within 72hrs

7. Choose your favorite photo from the collection & let me know which you'd like printing. I'll get that created for you and into the post!

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Why have an engagement shoot?

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1. Capture this unique stage of your story.

A lot of couples have memories of the beginning and the major points of their relationship, but very little of the excitement & love is captured when planning the rest of your life together. 

2. Get to know your photographer

You are around them a lot on your wedding day, so make sure you get on well & like their style of shooting. 

3. Get relaxed around the camera

There's nothing natural about being followed round with a camera, especially if you don't like your photo taken. The more times you can be in that situation, the more relaxed you'll be, and the more natural your final photos will be. 

4. Put your mind at rest

A lot of people hate about having their photo taken, because they worry about how they look. An engagement shoot, will show how amazing you actually look, removing the fear to allow you to enjoy it. 

5. Images don't always work- so try things out!

Sometimes what you see in magazines doesn't come out the same way you thought it would in real life. Focus your wedding day on what you know works, by trying out some ideas before hand.  

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Meet the photographer

Hello! I'm Simon,

 

I love weddings and have been photographing them in the Portsmouth area for over 14 years.

I believe that every couples personality and chemistry is unique and that their wedding photographs should reflect that. 

Over the years I've developed a method of working with couples to remove the stress and uncertainly over their wedding photography which allows them to relax & behave naturally, knowing they are in good hands.

By doing this you never know what spontaneous moments you're going to discover!

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  • How many photos do we get?
    We don't count the photos we take. If its worth capturing we'll take the picture, and it will go onto your USB. We've had some micro weddings where the couple received about 200 images, but then we've had other weddings where they received over 1500!
  • What area's do you cover?
    We're based in Waterlooville, and generally travel up to an hour in all directions. That covers Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Petersfield, Guildford, Fareham, Gosport, Whitely, Southampton. However we don't object to going further than that, so if you're event is outside that general area and you're interested in booking us then let us know and we'll see if its viable
  • What packages do you offer, and what are the prices?"
    I have a range of packages and options for you, which start from £450. However everyone's wedding and requirements are unique so its more accurate if you get in contact with me (click here) and we can discuss your plans and work out whats the best options for you. Alternatively if you're still gathering information, please click here to download our price list.
  • Can we meet to discuss our options in person before we book?
    Yes, Certainly! Just use the contact form to get in touch, let us know you'd like to meet and we'll organise a meeting (or a zoom call depending on timetables/situation) to run through any questions and options you have.
  • How much is the deposit and is it returnable?
    We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your booking. This is non returnable if you then cancel the booking, however it is deducted from your overall balance.
  • What area do you cover?
    We're based in Waterlooville, and generally travel up to an hour in all directions. That covers Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Petersfield, Guildford, Fareham, Gosport, Whitely, Southampton. However we don't object to going further than that, so if you're event is outside that general area and you're interested in booking us then let us know and we'll see if its viable.
  • What are the payment terms?
    We require a 20% deposit to secure the date, with the balance paid no later than a month before your event.
  • Do I need to have an engagement shoot?
    No, the engagement shoots are entirely up to you. We feel they're worth having as they help document you and your partners story, allow you to practice and get use to being around the camera ready for your big day, and allow you to scope our the venue to find their hidden gems.
  • Can we spread the payment of our booking?
    Certainly! Once you've booked you'll have your own portal where you can visit and make payments whenever you like. Alternatively we also offer a direct debit scheme to suit you.
  • Are you fully insured?
    Yes we are fully insured for all areas- Public Liability, Professional Indemnity & our equipment is fully PAT tested as well.
  • How long have you been a wedding photographer?
    I've been a wedding photographer since 2007, and captured many couples special days since. I've covered all manor of weddings from big weddings, small ceremonies, registry offices & hotels, to country manors and everything in between.
  • What if you haven't photographed at our venue before?
    It won't be a problem. We've photographed at alot of venues and able to spot the best places to stand. Typically we don't do a site visit beforehand as much can change from day to day (eg lighting, sunshine etc) and what works on the visit won't work as well on the day. However if we're in the area and able to its not unheard of for us to have a nose around. That being said, if it is a venue we haven't worked before we'll always be there extra early to be able to have a quick wonder around, and test out the best angles.
  • How do we book?
    If you'd like to book, please use the CONTACT link above. Fill in a few details about your event so we can check availabilty etc and we'll be in touch to discuss the next steps.
  • What happens after we book
    Once your booking is secure, we'll keep in contact & give you tips and advise on what to expect and how to ensure your wedding photos are the best possible. We're also always available if you have any questions. Nearer the time we'll be in touch to discuss your engagement shoot, where you can capture your story, get used to being around the camera or just have a practise run, and around 4-6 weeks before your wedding we'll arrange a meeting to discuss all your plans, so we know exactly what you want to get from the final images.
  • What happens if you’re ill on our wedding day?
    In the 13+ years I've been running South Coast Pictures, I've never missed an event. I did lose my voice half way through a wedding once but the best man helped me out and it didnt impact the quality of the photos. However I understand the unexpected can happen, so I am member of several photographer networks as well as having good working relationships with photographers I've either been, or had as a second shooter with- so if the worst were to happen, someone one will be able to cover.
  • How much editing do you do?
    We enhance the photos as much or as little as required. However I am not a graphic designer, and I want the photos to be as authentic as possible, so I make adjustments to the tone, contrast, cropping etc to make the best image, but not by manipulating the image into something its not.
  • How much deposit do you require?
    We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your booking.
  • How many photos do we get?
    We don't count the photos we take. If its worth capturing we'll take the picture, and it will go onto your USB. We've had some micro weddings where the couple recieved about 200 images, but then we've had other weddings where they recieved over 1500!
  • How long does it take to get our photos after the wedding?
    If you have digital images only with your package, we aim to get the images enhanced and delivered to you within 3 weeks of your event. If you've also ordered print media then please allow a further 2 weeks (5 weeks in total) to allow for delivery from our suppliers.
  • Can we print the photos?
    Every package comes with a USB of images, and full usage rights, so yes you can print the images- and with any supplier you wish.
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Spaces are limited,

Don' t miss out- Book TODAY!

I can only run a handful of these FREE photo shoots a month & spaces get booked up fast.

So if you're wanting to capture this amazing part of your story, 

or want to see if we could be right for capturing your wedding, 

then hit the button below & I'll be in touch to start planning 

Engagement Shoot.

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